On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law a health care bill of historic proportions. That bill includes an individual mandate on Americans that declares that they must buy health insurance or face penalties. This overreaches the authority of Congress under the Commerce Clause and is therefore unconstitutional. Yesterday, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a suit in federal district court in Richmond challenging the constitutionality of this legislation. It is heartening that there are public servants who still believe in, and are willing to defend, the United States Constitution.
The United States Senators and Representatives who passed this legislation have betrayed their oath of office. Since they’ve long forgotten, here it is:
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
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